Academic Catalogs

Display and Visual Presentation, Certificate of Achievement

Financial Aid Eligible
Banner Code: 1_CT_MKDV
Control Number: 22379

This certificate is designed to prepare students seeking careers as display and exhibit designers and covers interior, industrial, thematic, and promotional displays. The training program includes consideration of the total visual presentation design and production, including store planning, service promotion mix applied to retailers, wholesalers (trade show), corporate display, visual identity, and exhibits in cultural institutions (museums and galleries). Students are encouraged to work toward an Associate in Science degree.

Program Outcomes

  1. Produce a digital presentation of a specific retail venue, illustrating continuity of theme through physical appearance, room settings, signage, merchandise, and website presentation.
  2. Create the packaging for a product that will include product graphics and design, the merchandising concept for the retail venue, and an initial event or promotion to launch the product.

Certificate Requirements

Orange Coast College offers two types of certificate awards in career programs designed to prepare the graduate to enter a particular field of employment. At least 3 units in an advanced course from the certificate must be completed at OCC.

  1. Certificate of Achievement - 8 units or more in a state-approved program.  Certificates of Achievement are not automatically awarded. A petition must be filed in Enrollment Services or online at the beginning of the semester in which the student will be completing his or her final requirements.  The petitioning periods are listed in the Graduation Requirements section of this catalog. 
  2. Certificate of Specialization - 16 units or less in a locally approved program.  Certificates of Specialization are not automatically awarded, not printed on official academic transcripts, and there is no acknowledgment of completion given at graduation.  Please contact the division for details regarding the submission of petitions as procedures for each division vary.  Most division offices prefer that students complete all of the required courses and then provide a copy of the transcript while some divisions allow petitions for Certificates of Specialization before finishing.

Minimum Grade Requirement
In order to be awarded a certificate, students are required to obtain a grade of “C” or better in all program-required courses. Grades of “CR” or “P” will be accepted whereas “CR” or “P” meets the equivalency of a “C” or better. A list of certificate programs can be found in the Programs A-Z section of this catalog. Check with a counselor to determine the requirements for completion.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallUnits
ART A110
Color and Design: Two-Dimensional
or Applied Color and Design Theory
or Applied Color and Design Theory
3
ART A145 Exhibition Design 1 3
DVP A180 Introduction to Display and Visual Presentation 3
ID A110 Design Communications 1: Design Graphics 2
MKTG A130 Principles of Advertising 3
 Units14
Spring
ART A111 Color and Design: Three-Dimensional 3
ART A116
Furniture Making and Design
or Furniture Making and Design
4
FASH A181 Fashion Internship 2
FASH A200 Fashion Internship Lecture 1
FASH A255
Fashion Illustrating Techniques 1
or Design Communication 4: Digital Visualization
3
PHOT A120
Introduction to Photography
or Introduction to Digital Photography
3
 Units16
 Total Units30